Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ready to make your own taco seasoning?

It’s one of the simpler recipes out there, and all it takes is spices that are likely already in your spice cabinet.

We also love homemade taco seasonings because they are fun to make with the kids. It’s a cool way to make taco night more hands on. The kids will get to see what exactly make that ground beef as tasty as it is. This recipe makes a similar amount to your typical store-bought taco seasoning packet. If you’re concerned about overall spiciness, you can control that by decreasing the black pepper and chili powder in the mix.

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Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Wake up those taste buds!

Here’s a tasty twist on the traditional tequila sunrise. The pop of jalapeño pepper will certainly perk you right up. Keep the seeds in when muddling the hot pepper slice for a little additional heat.

Looking for something even spicier? Upgrade that chili to serrano pepper. It comes in double or more the heat of the jalapeño, with a very comparable taste. Now that’ll wake you up!

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Jalapeno Lemonade

Jalapeño Lemonade

Tart, sweet, and spicy.

This lemonade recipe refreshes in more ways than one. The mild to medium heat from the jalapeño hits the spot with the fresh tang from the lemons. It’s a terrific summer-time refresher, perfect for parties or just a relaxing afternoon.

And yes, we know what you’re thinking, it’s also a great mixer with vodka. This is the kind of recipe that everyone in the family can enjoy. 

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Spicy chicken nachos

Spicy Chicken Nachos

A spicy fan snacking favorite… Whether it’s for a big game day, an outdoor party, or a fiesta of any kind, spicy chicken nachos are always a hit. This is one appetizer that doesn’t leave you wanting more, both tasty and filling. You bet it’ll …

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Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos With Sweet Salsa

Mixing spicy and sweet is always a favorite combo of ours. Take these slow cooker pulled pork tacos. The pork gets some serious smoky heat through a healthy portion of chipotle peppers with adobo sauce. And the salsa made with cherries and peaches just complements it perfectly. It’s the type of meal that everyone will be looking forward to all day long.

Do you want it milder or spicier? You can easily control the heat by changing the amount of chipotle peppers used when cooking the pork or the amount  of jalapeño pepper in the salsa. 

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Mango habanero hot sauce

Mango Habanero Hot Sauce

Sweet zip!

If you like your hot sauce to have a little tropical flair, then there are few that deliver more than a mango habanero hot sauce. The extreme heat is a perfect match with tropical sweetness. And there’s even a slight hint of savory Indian cuisine and Tex Mex in this recipe with the addition of a dash of both chili and curry powders.

You can use this sauce in a lot of ways. The tropical sweetness makes mango habanero hot sauce a perfect dipper for chicken satay and chicken fingers. The same goes for beef skewers (the curry twist really shines here.) You can also use this hot sauce as a barbecue glaze, too. It’s surprisingly refreshing with barbecue compared to some of the heavier ketchup and molasses based sauces out there. And don’t forget the burgers. Skip the traditional ketchup and mustard and dash a little of this hot sauce on instead. You’ll be surprised with the results.

Obviously mango habanero hot sauce is super tasty, but always remember that habanero peppers sit at the upper end of the pepper scale. Be careful when preparing. Wear kitchen gloves and know how to treat chili burn just in case.

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pineapple habanero salsa

Pineapple Habanero Salsa

Extra spicy with a tropical flair… If there’s one thing that works perfectly with hot peppers, it’s tropical fruit. Well, if you ask us, lots of things go well with hot peppers, but tropical fruit is one of those no brainer mixes. Pineapple habanero salsa is …

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Easy Blue Cheese Burger

Super Easy Blue Cheese Burger With Jalapeño

Hamburger recipes don’t get much easier than this.

Sure, there are more gourmet recipe options out there for a blue cheese burger, but if you have frozen patties at home, this is a sure-fire way to add a touch of surprising flavor and, of course, a nice pop of heat via jalapeño. The teriyaki sauce adds a bit of tang to the burger, and it works very well with the richness of the blue cheese.

Try it with some chipotle-dusted french fries. You won’t be disappointed for such a quick-to-prep-and-cook meal. 

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Spicy Jamaican Chicken Curry

Spicy Jamaican Curry Chicken

Caribbean cuisine and hot peppers go hand-in-hand, and that’s especially true with anything Jamaican and scotch bonnet peppers. It’s a pairing made in heaven. Think of this spicy Jamaican curry chicken recipe as tropical comfort food. It has a rich flavor, a spicy sweetness, and enough chicken …

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Crushed Red Pepper

Crushed Red Pepper Recipe

Crushed red pepper is so much more than a pizza-topping staple. It can be used in nearly any dish to give a dash of unexpected heat. Sure, it’s easy to pick up a big bottle of red pepper flakes from the store, but if you’re truly adventurous, you can make your own. You can then get your perfect level of heat, and since the pepper is crushed fresh, it’s the freshest tasting too.

If you have leftover hot peppers from your garden, this is an excellent way to make use of them. Crushed red pepper keeps for a long time, so you’ll be able to enjoy your harvest all winter long.

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